Responding to the Unthinkable; the Roles of the Military

  • November 15, 2004
  • LTC Jeffery A Mcnary

A review of the roles of Army AC/RC forces in responding to either a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) attack on the territory of the United States. Examines the potential expansion of the military's role in the National Response Plan and suggests some planning, policy and procedural improvements. Identifies key entities with which responding military individuals and organizations have to be prepared to interact, pontential military consequence management missions, command and control arrangements, and issues/shortfalls. In addition to this paper you may want to read the associated reports of the three specific scenarios portrayed in the workshop.